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Steven Dashiell

Steven Dashiell

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Steven Dashiell is a writer at Finder specializing in all things credit cards. With more than 300 articles under his belt, he aims to help readers embrace credit cards and maximize their rewards. Steve is studying to become a Certified Educator in Personal Finance, and is a frequent face on Finder’s YouTube channel, offering the latest in credit card hacks and advice. His expertise has been featured on numerous outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Time, CBS, Fox Business, Lifehacker, Martha Stewart Living and more.

Expertise

  • Building credit
  • Credit card rewards
  • Travel rewards
  • Credit management

Highlights

  • Studying to become a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF)
  • Author of more than 300 articles on personal finance and credit
  • Regular contributor of credit card and financial advice to news outlets, such as Fox Business and CBS

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, English Literature | University of Maryland, Baltimore County | 2008–2012

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Industry insights from Steven Dashiell

We asked Steve to give us the lowdown on the credit cards industry heading into summer 2021 — and beyond.

Following a tough year for travel, what does 2021 hold for travel rewards and travel credit cards?

By all accounts, 2021 is turning out to be a good year to make use of your points and miles. Many travel restrictions put in place in 2020 have been lifted, and both airlines and card providers are eager to have consumers take to the skies. To encourage travel, we’re seeing some big welcome offers on travel cards and fairly good deals on award flights.

We saw a lot of new additions to reward and travel cards in 2020 to make up for reduced travel and smaller spending. What will become of these additions now that we’re recovering?

It’s looking like at least some of these additions and changes are here to stay. The pandemic really shined a light on just how much consumers value flexibility in how they use or earn their rewards. In fact, we’re now seeing several new types of cards from providers that really dial in on this flexibility, like the Citi Custom Cash Card. If anything, I suspect providers will continue to trim underused benefits such as travel insurance as they started to do in 2019.

Are crypto credit cards worth getting over a rewards card?

It’s tough to compare a crypto credit card to a typical rewards card. While both earn some form of reward for purchases — cryptocurrency in the case of a crypto credit card — the way you use these rewards and their value differ enormously. For the average consumer, a crypto credit card will likely prove too risky and inconsistent when it comes to value. But we’re sure to see more of them hit the market as cryptocurrency becomes more popular.

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Latest articles by Steven Dashiell

328 articles written by this author

Divvy Business Credit Card review

Boost your reward rate by paying your balance early and often.

Steven Dashiell 2 August 2021
Divvy Business Credit Card review

Upgrade Bitcoin Rewards review

A new crypto card from the unique Upgrade bank.

Steven Dashiell 23 July 2021
Upgrade Bitcoin Rewards review

Credit One Bank® Platinum Rewards Visa with No Annual Fee review

A good rewards option for those with average credit.

Steven Dashiell 9 July 2021
Credit One Bank® Platinum Rewards Visa with No Annual Fee review

Credit One Bank® Platinum Rewards Visa Review

A strong cashback card if you want to build your credit score.

Steven Dashiell 9 July 2021
Credit One Bank® Platinum Rewards Visa Review

Bilt Mastercard review

Pay for your rent fee-free using this card.

Steven Dashiell 6 July 2021
Bilt Mastercard review

Six Flags Rewards Visa review

An underwhelming and overshadowed entertainment credit card.

Steven Dashiell 6 July 2021
Six Flags Rewards Visa review

REI Co-op World Elite Mastercard® review

Earn 5% back on REI purchases, but be prepared to wait for your rewards.

Steven Dashiell 24 June 2021
REI Co-op World Elite Mastercard® review

American Eagle Real Rewards credit card review

A solid card if you’re an American Eagle fanatic.

Steven Dashiell 23 June 2021
American Eagle Real Rewards credit card review

How much time can you save using Luxury Card Mastercard® Black Card™ concierge services?

Reclaim your time with Luxury card’s concierge service.

Steven Dashiell 23 June 2021
How much time can you save using Luxury Card Mastercard® Black Card™ concierge services?

Real stories: 3 shoppers that earn up to $300 in cash back and rewards at Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club has a reputation for low prices — but just how much can you earn in cash back and rewards?

Steven Dashiell 21 June 2021
Real stories: 3 shoppers that earn up to $300 in cash back and rewards at Sam’s Club
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